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Welcome to the home of Military Fighting Knives.   Many of you know us through our old knife lists and we appreciate your continued support.   If you collect fighting knives we think you'll enjoy what we have to offer.  From the common to the rare and historic, we cater to every collector.   We hope you enjoy this site and will visit it often.   Please feel free to contact John at  jrg@woh.rr.com  or Gary at  zruleford@aol.com  if you have questions or need assistance.   Click here to see our Terms of Sale.

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NEXT SITE UPDATE:  Sunday 28 AUG 2016 at 08:30 AM EST   I am adding this feature so that everyone will know when the next update will occur and not wait on my update email to view the new listings.

 
SOLD ITEMS:   All knives are available when the site is updated and are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. As knives are spoken for I immediately mark them sold.
LAST UPDATE: 21 AUG 2016

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The following items are being sold by Gary Ruleford    zruleford@aol.com

            

                                                                                                                                         

 

PLEASE NOTE:  MANY PRICE REDUCTIONS…                                

 

1.                  Sale Pending ~ Consignment ~ 6/26 ~ Vietnam Era Plumb Presentation SOG Knife.  This rare presentation SOG knife is in 99.9% condition.  The only finish missing is a ¼” on the spine.  Absolutely unsharpened. Correct presentation scabbard with the wide stone flap.  Proper blue and gray stone is VERY tight in the stone pocket.  Proper leather thong in the pommel.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4315.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4316.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4317.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4318.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4319.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4320.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4321.JPG                    $2500

 

2.                  Sale Pending ~ Consignment ~ 6/26 ~ Vietnam Era Plumb Numbered SOG Knife.  Blade finish is the lighter plumb variety. Absolutely unsharpened.  Number 1966.  Brass guard and pommel. Handle is tight and 100%.  Proper scabbard has two tone gray and blue stone.  A little different texture than is usually found on the stone—a little more coarse.  Some finish missing on the rivets. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4322.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4323.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4324.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4325.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4327.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4326.JPG                    $2500

  

3.                  Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII John EK Commando Knife.  Bright blade has been cleaned.  Excellent handle with exposed tang.  Excellent piece overall. Former owner’s name on throat of sheath-D.S. Simmons. Sheath may be a replacement.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4310.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4311.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4312.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4313.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4314.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4315.JPG                    $400

 

4.                  Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII KA-BAR Commando.  Bright blade version.  Near mint condition.  KA-BAR marked sheath.  Beautiful example. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4299.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4300.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4301.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4302.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4303.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4304.JPG                    $295

 

5.                  Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII MK-II, KA-BAR Mfg.  Parkerized blade is full and shows only careful sharpening.  Handle is near mint. Proper U.S.N. plastic scabbard has a small crack on the right side, near the tip.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4305.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4306.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4307.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4308.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4309.JPG                 $295               

 

 

6.                  Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ Vietnam Era U.S. M-1917 Trench Gun Bayonet.  Gen-Cut Mfg.  Absolutely MINT condition with proper 1917 scabbard—also mint.  I have never seen a better one!

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4265.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4266.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4267.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4268.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4269.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4270.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4271.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4272.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4273.JPG                 $270        

 

 

7.                  Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ U.S. M-4 UTICA.  I believe that this bayonet has been taken apart,  a new blade added and newer washers added.  Also some pieces of leather are missing from the washer that contacts the pommel.  I tried it, and it does lock onto an M-1 Carbine just fine.  Later M8 A-1 scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4230.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4231.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4232.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4233.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4235.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4234.JPG                    $100            

 

 

8.                  Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ WWII Era Camillus USN, MKII.  Absolutely unsharpened and retaining about 95% of the original finish.  Handle, guard and pommel are all tight and retain original finish. Proper USN MKII plastic scabbard is damaged but solid at the tip.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4252.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4253.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4254.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4255.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4256.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4257.JPG                     $240

 

9.                  Consignment ~ 5/29 ~ USM-3 Imperial.  Blade marked.  Blade is full 6 ¾” and appears unsharpened.  Retaining about 99% of the parkerized finish with scabbard (M-8 A-1) wear only.  Leather handle is a little loose, but is solid with no cracked or missing washers. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4218.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4219.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4220.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4221.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4222.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4223.JPG                    $325

 

10.              Consignment – 5/29 ~ KA-BAR 1207.  99% condition with only one small spot on the bright blade at the guard.  Excellent plus original scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4224.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4225.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4226.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4227.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4228.JPG                    $135                      

 

11.              Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife.  Absolutely Mint.  Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ½” blade.  Nickel silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4163.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4164.JPG                

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4165.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4166.JPG                    $700          

 

12.              Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam early war Square Tipped Bolo.  (I saw one in action in 1967 in the 173rd ABN.)  Used notably by Special Forces.  Blade is unused.  Some flecks of green paint have chipped off of the metal and wood scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4169.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4170.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4171.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4172.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4173.JPG                

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4174.JPG                    $700

 

13.              Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife.  Rounded pommel version.  Blade retains 100% of original finish.  Marked KIFFE JAPAN.  Minty handle and scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4183.JPG      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4184.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4185.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4186.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4187.JPG                

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4188.JPG                    $800

 

14.              Sale pending ~ Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era CASEXX Pig Sticker.  Bright 6” blade is absolutely mint—unsharpened condition.  Hardwood handle is mint as well.  Original WWII era scabbard is excellent plus.  Beautiful Set.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4189.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4190.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4191.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4192.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4193.JPG                    $495

                       

 

15.              Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era Western L77-7.  Most of the beautiful factory bluing is intact.  Full blade may have been very carefully sharpened.  Bright guard.  Perfect handle and pommel. Proper double stitched scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4194.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4195.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4196.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4197.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4198.JPG                    $355              

 

16.              Sale Pending ~ Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Cattaragus 225-Q.  Absolutely mint condition with original scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4209.JPG      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4210.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4211.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4212.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4213.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4214.JPG                    $250

 

 

17.              Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era CASE utility knife.  5 ¼” blade shows some sharpening.  No pitting or rust anywhere on this bright blade.  Pic bone slab grips are in perfect condition, no cracks or chips.  Two tiny brass rivets.  Original scabbard is in rough shape with snap strap broken but all pieces are present and with cuts at the mouth of the scabbard (see pictures).

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4146.JPG                 $235

 

18.              Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 & 2, Matched Set.  MINT condition. Mid 60’s knives. 6” carbon blades.  Johnson rough back sheaths are special ordered without a stone pouch.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4060.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4061.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4062.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4063.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4064.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4065.JPG                    $995

 

19.              Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 Early 60’s. Rare brown button roughback Johnson sheath, with two tone gray stone. 6” carbon blade.  MINT condition. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4066.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4067.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4068.JPG           

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4070.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4071.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4072.JPG                    $995            

 

 

20.              Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Early Vietnam Era Randall Crutch tip #18 with Large Rivet Scabbard.  Blade measures 5 ½”.  Two tone stone. Knife and scabbard are both in MINT condition.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4039.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4040.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4073.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4074.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4075.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4076.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4077.JPG                   $1800

 

21.              Consignment ~ DS ~ Vietnam Era Marine Recon Knife.  100% original with original scabbard.  Blade marked KIFFE JAPAN.  Retains over 90% or original blue finish.  No sharpening or pitting.  Some minor spotting at the tip of the 6 1/8” blade.  Steel guard and pommel. Handle is tight.  Very nice example.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4016.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4018.JPG            

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4022.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4023.JPG                 $900

 

22.              Consignment ~ DM ~ Remington M-1917 bayonet converted to fighting knife.  Blade has been shortened to 7” and sharpened on both sides.  Blade is marked 1913 8 17 Remington in a circle.  Reverse is marked broad arrow over a crown.  A9 X U.S. kind of busy.  Steel guard has been modified.  Original grooved wood grips w/small chip missing from underside.  Locking mech. removed.  Sheath most interesting.  Middle of belt hanger stamped broad arrow and 21 under that.  Back of sheath London Trade Mark Standard.  Back of belt hanger marked D. Mason & Sons underneath that WA SA not totally readable. 

 http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3943.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3944.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3945.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3946.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3947.JPG                 $125

 

23.              Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife.  Blade is Bowie style 7” long.  Made from ¼” stock at the hilt.  Blade is thinner and well made.  Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends.  Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material.  Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife.  Really nice knife. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3900.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3901.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3902.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3903.JPG                 $125

 

24.              Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife.  No doubt one of 500 supplied to the US Navy at the beginning of the Jet Pilot knife era.  Full 6” blade shows some sharpening, but no rust or grinding.  Guard, handle and pommel are tight.  Top of pommel shows some small degree of corrosion.  Proper scabbard complete with stone.  Scabbard is supple, no cracks and snap strap works fine.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3841.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3842.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3843.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3844.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3845.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3846.JPG                 $660

                                                                                                                                                 

 

25.  Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard.  Pacific Theater.  6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting.  Very good plus condition overall.  Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall.  NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3657.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3658.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3659.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3660.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3661.JPG                       $650     

           

26.  Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose.  Not a high grade knife.  Rough overall.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3469.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3470.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3471.JPG                       $98

 

27.  Consignment ~ GS~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked.  Tight guard.  Excellent handle, tight pommel.  Finish has been removed from blade, then polished.  Blade is 6 ¾”, with no rust or pitting.  Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat.  Snap strap works fine.  Original leg tie down in place.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3233.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3234.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3235.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3236.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3237.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3238.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3239.JPG                       $710

 

 

28.  Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S.  Guard marked “ENGLAND.”  Pommel area marked with “1”.  6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue.  Replaced scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3252.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3253.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3254.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3255.JPG                       $185

 

29.  Consignment  ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked ,   Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright.  Smooth leather handle.  Unmarked M-6 style  scabbard.  All near mint.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3145.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3146.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3147.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3148.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3149.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3150.JPG                       $309

       

30.  Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife.  Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER,  FOB #2,  1966-1967”.   As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG.  (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49.  9 ¾” blade is polished on the engraved side.  Plated on both sides.  Excellent plus condition.  Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2693.JPG   

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2694.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2695.JPG          

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2696.JPG                  

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2697.JPG              

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2698.JPG                       $1400

                             

31.  Consignment ~  JH~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard.  Knife is 100%.  Sheath has snap strap broken.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2527.JPG  

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2529.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2530.JPG         

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2531.JPG                

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2533.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2534.JPG                       $906

 

                                                   

 

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The following items are being sold by John Gibson  jrg@woh.rr.com

"Note: I Am Always Interested In Buying Your Collection"

 

1.   SOLD------------------------------------------WWII Richtig Fighting Knife----Exc----The blade is 7 3/4" long with a 5 1/2" sharpened false edge. It has some use, sharpening and some pepper spots. It has a brass guard and pommel. The leather handle is clean and solid. It has an extended tang and thong hole. The pommel is marked "F.J.R. / CLARKSON / NEB.". It comes with the original leather scabbard that is complete. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg 176 and Silvey WWII pg 210----Nice Rare Fighter-----$ 2650.00
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2.  WWII Australian Fighting Knife With See Through Handle---Exc----The blade is 6 7/8" long and in excellent condition. The handle is cast aluminum with a full visible tang. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with leather tie down and belt hooks. Ref: Cole IV pg 40 and Silvey WWII pg 61----Exc Rig-----$ 425.00
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3.  SOLD----------------------------------------------WWII 2nd Pattern F/S---Minty---The blue blade is 6 7/8" long and unused. The guard is marked "^B2" with a light strike on the B2. It also has the England mark. The 2nd Pattern handle is unused. The tang nut has not been messed with. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. There is some stitching separated at the elastic but the elastic is complete.----Minty Issue F/S----$ 625.00
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4.  SOLD---------------------------------------------------WWI 1918 Au-Lion Knuckle Knife---The double edge blade is 6 3/8" long and has been nicely re-tipped.  The blade is in nice condition with just some light use. The brass handle has the full guards and is the style with the groves on each side at the top. It comes with a metal scabbard with a steel belt loop. Even though it fits and you see this often, the scabbard was originally made for a WWI French fighting knife that has the same blade design. Ref: Cole III pg 25------$ 425.00
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5.  Randall Model 1 With Sawback Blade----Mint------The "Stainless" marked blade is 7" long and has the "Sawback" option. The double guard is brass and forward curved. The handle is wood and single finger grip shape. It has a brass butt cap. It comes with a mint black military style Randall sheath with all lacings and tie down tab. Great Randall Fighter and loaded with options. Includes Randall zipper case---Mint----$ 650.00
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6.  WWII Leo Baker Fighting Knife----Very unusual Skeletal Handle Baker Fighting Knife---The heavy blade is 6" long with some very light sharpening right at the cutting edge and a very slight bend at the tip. It is marked "L.BAKER" upside down on the blade. There is no rust or pitting. It has a steel double guard. The handle is an extension of the blade being made from one piece of steel. It comes with a scabbard that I think is original to the knife. It is an early fold over one piece USN marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 5-7 for other Baker knives. Very Rare Baker Knife-----$ 600.00
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7.  SOLD--------------------------------------------------WWII Australian Knuckle Knife----The double edge blade is 6 1/8" long with light use and sharpening. The aluminum handle is excellent with no damage. Both the blade and handle have a bright finish. It comes with the original scabbard that has had the throat rivets replaced and some dry cracking. Ref: Silvey WWII pg 64-----$ 300.00                       
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8.  Vietnam Hackman Survival Knife---Minty----The heavy sawback blade is 7" long and Mint. It is marked "Hackman Finland Stainless".  The leather hollow handle is unused. It has a screw top which allows access to the hollow handle. It comes with the original minty sheath that is complete with leather tie down. The sheath is marked Brazil on the back. Garcia bought Hackman and probably made the sheaths for the Hackman knives. I have seen several of the Hackman knives with Brazil marked sheaths. It has the original compass-sharpening tool. It is missing part of the flint on the side of the tool. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 124----Minty----$ 450.00
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9.   Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip Bolo----Exc----The heavy blade is 9" long and in excellent plus condition. There is no rust or pitting. The wood handle is excellent with just a little staining at the rivets. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. There is a small tear in the leather at the top of the belt loop. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam pg 42-----Very Nice Bolo----$ 500.00
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10.  SOLD------------------------------------------WWII Kinfolks M4 Bayonet----Mint-----The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. The guard is marked "U.S.M4 / K I". It also has the ordnance mark on the back side. The leather handle is unused. It comes with a minty  early M8A1 scabbard without the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 107 #6-----Minty----$ 250.00
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11.  SOLD------------------------------------------Vietnam Randall Model 14 With Riveted Sheath----Minty-----The blade is 7 1/2" long and has no use. It has the Randall mark on one side and a name on the back side. It matches the name on the scabbard. It has a brass guard and a black micarta handle with an unlined thong hole. It comes with the original Johnson Roughback Riveted sheath that is in minty condition. It is complete with original para-cord lacings and 2-tone gray stone. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 59-------Minty------$ 1450.00
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12.  SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Herder Commando----The single edge blade is 5" long with some stain spots. The wood handle is marked "Herder / Phila." and held with 4 steel pins. It comes with the original scabbard that is marked "Herder / Phila." below the throat and "USA" in a diamond. It looks like the owner re-stitched the sheath. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg 150-----$ 165.00
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13.   Chinese Military Training Knife-----Mint----Issued for hand-to-hand combat training and knife fighting. The rubber blade is 5 1/4" long and 9 1/4" long overall. It comes with the original mint scabbard. Ref: Brett--Military Knife & Bayonet pg 76------Mint----$ 65.00
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14.  SOLD----------------------------------------WWII OSS Smatchet-----The blade is 11" long and actually in nice condition. It has some light sharpening marks along the cutting edge and it looks like  someone tried to clean the blade. It retains aprox 50% original finish. The guard is solid with no movement. The wood handles are excellent with no damage. It comes with the original leather covered wood scabbard. The guard strap has some dry cracking but it is all there. There is a name on the face of the scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 156----$ 475.00
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15.  Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip Bolo----Mint---Early Mill Scale Finish----The blade is 11" long and mint. It is the version with the blued cutting edge. The wood handles are unused and it is complete with original leather thong. It comes with the original sheath. The sheath is correct with the 2-rivet throat. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 40----Mint-----$ 385.00
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16.   SOLD-------------------------------------------Middle East Commando Style Death Head Knife----Post war knife made to commemorate a wedding in 1950. The nickel plated blade is 6" long and 11" overall. It comes with the original scabbard and sash. Ref: Flook--British & Commonwealth Military Knives pg 209--------$ 165.00
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17.  WWII Theater Fighting Knife----The blade is 8 1/4" long with light use and a couple dark spots. The guard is steel. The handles are wood with aluminum inserts. It comes with the original leather scabbard that has rawhide lacings and wood inserts.--------$ 45.00
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18.  Logan-Smyth MC-1 Survival Knife----Mint In The Wrap---The knife is sealed in the wrap---you get to open it.  You might want to save the first two pictures for your records. Ref: Cole IV pg 51------$ 145.00 each.
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19.  Ontario USN Knife------This one is a puzzle to me--I really don't know what it is or what it is for.  The blade is 4 3/8" long and marked "Tru-Edge / Ontario Knife Co.". The rounded tip section is original and was made that way. The handle is rubber coated and marked "USN".  It is in unused condition---Good Research Project---$ 90.00
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20.  SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII M1 AFH Bayonet----The blade is 10" long with light use and sharpening. It is marked "AFH / U S". It retains aprox 50% original finish. The front portion of the guard is bent down a tad. The plastic grips are excellent. It comes with a M7 scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 33 #3------$ 75.00
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21.  WWII Theater Fighting Knife----The double edge blade is 5 1/8" long with use and sharpening. It has a steel guard and fiber handle. The handle is pinned to the tang. It comes with the original scabbard that was made for the knife. Marked on the face of the scabbard is "Vernon J. White / Communication Dept / Attu Alaska / c/o Fleet C.O. / Seattle Washington". The same info is on both sides of the scabbard.---$ 45.00
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22.  U.S. Rifle Model 1873 Socket Bayonet-----The blue blade is 18" long with light use. It is marked "US". It comes with the original scabbard that is in excellent condition with the brass US hanger. Ref: Janzen pg 203-------$ 90.00
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23.  Socket Bayonet----The blade is 18" long and unmarked. The socket length is 2 5/8".  It comes with a black leather covered metal scabbard with several markings. A set of initials--another small marking and 87. Possibly a Belgium Albini------$ 60.00
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24.   Western L88 Hunting Knife----Minty With Original Box---The greased blade is 4 1/2" long and unused. It has the Western Boulder Colo mark on one side (Vietnam Era mark) and "L88" on the other. It comes with the original sheath and box.-------Minty-----$ 65.00
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25.  Reference Book "The Skinning Knife" by M.H.Cole.  Hardbound with Dust Jacket--153 pages---First Printing 1996----Unused----$ 25.00
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Miscellaneous Knife Related Items                       jrg@woh.rr.com

 

80. A NEW BOOK--"US and Allied Military Knives, M3’s and M4’s”, a new book on M3’s and M4’s is now available.
 There are almost 200 pages, with 140 full page, color photos.  This book includes all the known M3 trench knife, M6 sheath and M4 knife-bayonet variations.  It also includes descriptions of the knives and sheaths. 
 Written by Bill Walters with input from Vince Coniglio, this is the most comprehensive book to date on M3’s and M4’s.
 This book was proudly printed in the USA.
 The cost of the book is $116, including Priority Mail shipping for one book.  For those of you wanting more than one copy or residing outside the US, please contact Bill to get a shipping estimate.
 To order please contact Bill at:  billwalters1948@gmail.com  If paying with your credit card, please make payment to Paypal.  Make Paypal payments to billwalters1948@gmail.com.

 

81.  "A NEW BOOK"---SOG Knife Collector is a new book by Michael W. Silvey in the military knife series. It covers a narrow area of collecting and helps the collector identify honest specimens and dis-tinguish them from fakes. The for-mat is 8.5 inches by 11 inches and is all in color. The soft cover book is less than fifty pages but includes all the know variations of SOG knives. The information covered by this book will be valuable to both the new and advanced collector. The printing is limited to 2,000 copies. The book retails for $20 plus shipping. Whole-sale prices are available on request.
Mike Silvey at m.silvey@comcast.net.
Michael W. Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
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82. Reference Book--KNIVES of the United States Military WORLD WAR II”, is hardbound, 8.5 by 11 inch format, containing 250 pages.  There are 240 full page color plates depicting the knives of World War II displayed against a background of wartime accouterments and memorabilia.  More than 425 knives are displayed. Included are those knives provided by the military as standard issue and knives with very limited issue like those provided to the Marine Raiders, the First Special Service Force, or the OSS.  Also depicted are knives issued by the Allies as well as those privately purchased by servicemen and those handmade by GI’s in their spare time.  This book is a great reference for collectors.   To order send $59.95 plus $5 shipping to:
Mike Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
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83. Reference Book--“Pocket Knives of the United States Military” is the latest book by Michael W. Silvey in his series on U.S. military knives.  This book is hardbound, 7 X 8 inch format, 135 pages of rich color photographs.  It is a historical chronology beginning with the first folders of the early 1800’s and ending with the high tech knives of the twenty first century.   Almost 200 different issue knives are displayed including several that have never been shown in any previous publications.  The book will delight pocket knife collectors in general and will be a rare treat and a great reference for those who collect U.S. military knives. Send $24.95 plus $5 shipping to:
Mike Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

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84.  FAKE F/S--The following information is being presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
Fake 2nd Pattern F/S--Made to be a Free French  Variation--The 6 7/8" blade is blackened, under the black is what appears to be a copper plating or coating. The guard has a small Broad Arrow on the top side. The blackened knurled grip has a large Cross  imbedded in the knurling. The Cross is aprox 1/2" tall and 3/8" wide.  After talking with a couple friends, John Fischer and Tom Parker and re-reading a section of Ron Flook's book, I have come to the conclusion that this thing is bogus.
This additional information came from fellow collector Kerry Gordon.  (thanks Kerry)
I just thought that you might like to know that you weren't the only one ever caught with one of these - not only do I have the French version but I also have one with the Belgian Rampant Lion stamped into the hilt.

The real give away with these is that the blade tang doesn't run all the way through the pommel nut, there's about two threads empty at the end of the nut.  The other thing is that the brass pommel nuts are painted with gloss black paint rather than blackened.

Someone spent a lot of time and effort on these, the blades really are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.

 

For information or questions contact:

JOHN R. GIBSON
PO BOX 311

Germantown, OH 45327
e-mail:  jrg@woh.rr.com
To order or inquire about a knife, please send me an email.
Voice Mail: (937)-307-2815
 

GARY RULEFORD
17012 S. Peoria Ave.
Bixby, OK 74008
e-mail: zruleford@aol.com
phone: (918)814-5519

 


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